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The Practice of Collaborative Counseling and Psychotherapy
Developing Skills in Culturally Mindful Helping

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© 2013 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Practice of Collaborative Counseling and Psychotherapy: Developing Skills in Culturally Mindful Helping is a comprehensive introduction to counseling and psychotherapy skills designed to teach future practitioners how to develop and foster collaborative relationships with their clients. Keeping power relations and cultural diversity at the forefront, Paré’s text examines, step by step, the skills involved in collaborative therapeutic conversation—an approach that encourages a contextual view of clients and counteracts longstanding traditions of focusing primarily on individual pathology. Indeed, this insightful text teaches students how to keep clients at the heart of their therapy treatment by actively engaging them in the helping process. Guided by the notion of local knowledge, Paré acknowledges the resourcefulness of clients, showing how to capitalize on existing skills and abilities to construct useful change. This textbook reinvigorates the training of counselors and psychotherapists by drawing on a wide range of contemporary ideas and practices. The Instructor’s teaching site include instructional videos which feature a diverse group of practitioners demonstrating the skills introduced in the text.

For more information about the videos that accompany this book, watch a brief introductory video from author David Pare now!



David Pare, PhD is a psychologist and family therapist. He is also a full professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Education, where he teaches counselling and psychotherapy. The director of the Glebe Institute, A Centre for Constructive and Collaborative Practice, Dr. Pare has a long-standing interest in collaborative approaches to counselling and supervision. He is co-editor of Collaborative Practice in Psychology and Therapy (with Glenn Larner) and Furthering Talk: Advances in the Discursive Therapies (with Tom Strong).

 
SECTION ONE: PREPARING FOR PRACTICE
 
CHAPTER ONE: CULTURE, COUNSELING, AND CARE
 
CHAPTER TWO: THERAPEUTIC CONVERSATION
 
SECTION TWO: CONSTRUCTING A FOUNDATION FOR COLLABORATION
 
CHAPTER THREE: RECEIVING AND LISTENING
 
CHAPTER FOUR: BUILDING RELATIONSHIP
 
SECTION THREE: MAPPING CLIENTS’ EXPERIENCE
 
CHAPTER FIVE: RECEIVING AND READING MEANING
 
CHAPTER SIX: RESPONDING AND CONFIRMING MEANING
 
SECTION FOUR: ASSESSING CHALLENGES, PREFERENCES, AND OPPORTUNITIES
 
CHAPTER SEVEN: Defining and Describing Problems and Preferences
 
CHAPTER EIGHT: ASSESSMENT I: EVALUATING CHALLENGES AND COMPETENCIES
 
CHAPTER NINE: ASSESSMENT II: ATTENDING TO THE WIDER CONTEXT
 
SECTION FIVE: PROMOTING CHANGE
 
CHAPTER TEN: COLLABORATIVE INFLUENCE: ACHIEVABLE GOALS TOWARDS PREFERRED OUTCOMES
 
CHAPTER ELEVEN: WORKING WITH ACTIONS
 
CHAPTER TWELVE: WORKING WITH THOUGHTS AND BELIEFS
 
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Working with Emotions and Values
 
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: Working with Stories
 
CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Endings and Beginnings

 

“At last! The textbook I have been waiting for!

It's hard these days to write a counseling textbook that is fresh and doesn't read like a rehash of existing texts. David Paré has done it.

Many textbooks teach the practice of counseling to new learners by relying on basic ideas generated before the 1970s and grafting more recent developments onto this foundation as optional modalities. David Paré avoids this trap. He does not assume that the world has not changed or that innovative ideas that demand attention are not constantly being produced. Neither does he dismiss the foundations of counseling laid a generation or two ago as irrelevant. Instead he weaves into them new emphases drawn from the most creative practices of recent decades and makes them relevant to students learning the basics of practice. Specifically, ideas drawn from the turn to meaning are placed alongside well-established traditions of counseling.

Remarkably, David Paré both draws from sophisticated philosophical thought and yet avoids heady jargon. He speaks to the reader in a very direct, practical, and accessible way. This book guides students through the complex process of learning to be a counselor without hurrying understanding along or glossing over knotty issues. There is plenty of invitation to reflect, to loiter with a poignant metaphor, to discuss subtle nuances, and to incorporate both accumulated wisdom and vigorous new ideas into creative practice.

There are also many useful suggestions for practice exercises to use in class. This book will help enthusiastic and caring practitioners become skilled and intentional in their practice. I can't wait to share it with classes.”

John Winslade
Professor and Associate Dean, College of Education, CSU San Bernardino
Key features

Key Features & Benefits

  • Case studies with generous use of session transcripts, including two therapist/client studies followed throughout the book
  • Accompanying Instructional Video that demonstrates the practices introduced throughout the text, performed by graduate students as well as seasoned practitioners
  • Practice reflections from colleagues going through similar learning experiences
  • Unique chapter on counseling and psychotherapy exploring both the similarities and distinctions between ordinary dialogue and therapeutic conversation
  • Mindfulness applications for therapeutic practice and counselor self-care, including a section devoted to breath work and meditation
  • A perspective that keeps cultural diversity at the forefront of all counselling interactions, rather than an add-on reserved for "multicultural" cases
  • Ongoing Reader Reflections interspersed throughout the chapters to encourage readers to draw on their own personal experience as they make their way through the material
  • Extensive discussion questions and activities at the close of each chapter to encourage both theoretical and practical engagement by students
  • Ongoing emphasis on client competence, with tips on how to capitalize on existing knowledge, resources and skills

Sample Materials & Chapters

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1


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ISBN: 9781412995092